Developing electrolysis and hydrogen applications in industry

Creating a testbed for evaluation and demonstration

Making the switch to a renewable power generation

Contributing to carbon neutral industrial processes

On our way to a fossil-independent vehicle fleet

Aiming to enable a fossil-free future

Swedish Hydrogen Development Center

On our way to climate neutrality

Sweden aims to have a fossil-independent transport sector in 2030, fossil-free power generation in 2040, and a climate neutral society in 2045. Against this background, interest in electrolysis and renewable hydrogen is increasing rapidly.

Renewable hydrogen from electrolysis has the potential to play an important role in a future energy system and help Sweden and other countries to switch to renewable power generation, climate-neutral industries and a climate-neutral society.

RISE Research institutes of Sweden, and Swerim have now, with support from industry, received project funding from Vinnova to jointly develop a new knowledge center where different components and applications can be tested and evaluated – a testbed. The new physical facility including electrolysis will be built in Luleå, Sweden.


An open and neutral arena

“The testbed will be an open and neutral arena where you can evaluate and demonstrate both single components and entire value chains for a wide range of different hydrogen applications. This may include energy storage, production of biofuels and green chemicals or hydrogen applications in the metallurgical industry” says project coordinator Anna-Karin Jannasch, RISE.

“Equally important as the physical testbed is the competence center for hydrogen technologies that we now create” she says.

“The establishment of this testbed provides a unique opportunity to accelerate the development and deployment of hydrogen technology across multiple industries and in society. Swerim and RISE create critical mass to support development and enable us to expand our existing testbeds and services to meet industry needs” says Lawrence Hooey, project manager at Swerim.

Experience and expertise

Both RISE and Swerim have extensive experience in designing and realizing larger industrial projects and in developing and running various forms of test beds and pilot and demonstration environments.

We stand for innovation competence in terms of both electrolysis as individual process and in complete industrial value chains, for example thermochemical conversion processes for biochemichal and biofuel production and a wide range of metallurgical applications and support processes.


First workshop of 2020

First workshop of 2020

On March 11-12, our first project workshop of the year was held at our SHDC-partner Siemens Energy. The event focused on ‘Policy and funding for industrial electrolysis and use of hydrogen gas’.

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Sweden’s national climate goals

Fossil independent transportation sector

Fossil-free power generation

Climate neutral society

A strong partnership

The testbed Swedish Hydrogen Development Center will be jointly developed by RISE, Swerim and a working group consisting of more than twenty stakeholders and future testbed users according to the triple helix model, i.e. interactions and collaboration between academia, industry and governments.

The growing group of  partners include Hybrit, Höganäs, Sandvik, Perstorp, Nouryon, Haldor Topsoe, HydrogenPro and many more.


A strong partnership

The test bed will be jointly developed by RISE, Swerim and a working group consisting of more than twenty of stakeholders and future testbed users.

Find all our external partners here.


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